June 11, 2019 A.D.
These words sound beautiful, but these words are the hardest to live.
A Caritas pilgrim prays on Apparition Mountain. This bare wooden cross marks the place where on the third day of the apparitions, after Our Lady already appeared, Medjugorje visionary Marija was on her way down and was mysteriously pushed to the side of the trail by an unseen force. Marija saw Our Lady again. Our Lady was crying and there was a bare wooden cross behind Her. Our Lady said, “Peace, Peace, Peace! Be reconciled!” The Cross teaches us reconciliation and forgiveness.
Our Lady’s words on June 2, 2019, telling us that forgiveness is the most exalted form of love are beautiful words, but they are the hardest to live. Many have held onto unforgiveness in their hearts for past hurts, etc. A Friend of Medjugorje wrote two years ago, about these words given in another message that Our Lady gave on August 2, 2017. It seems that this writing was meant for what we need to hear today:
It is beautiful to speak about love superficially, but what about getting down to its true meaning, a meaning that if we do not turn into life, our prayers will not be answered? Are you finding yourself in a place in your life that you know in your heart a real change needs to take place? Take 15 minutes and read the entire writing from a Friend of Medjugorje we quoted from above, Harboring Anger and Resentment Will Eat You Up. It is a true story that will change your life.
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